One of the original launch titles for the original NES, “Excitebike”, was one of the earliest hits for the console. The motocross game has sold millions of copies, with a popular franchise that is still popular today. Another popular racing franchise for Nintendo is obviously “Mario Kart”, which celebrated it’s 8th title release earlier this year. But what would happen if the two were combined? Well, pretty soon people will be able to find out, for new downloadable content is currently being finalized that will offer gamers a special “Excitebike” inspired track for “Mario Kart 8″.
Let’s face it. When it comes to 16-bit video game consoles, the CRT television set without a doubt is ironically better than today’s modern HDTV television sets. While there are plenty of people out there (including myself) that take advantage of HDTV sets for retro gaming, with the fact that many current television sets are very large in size, it can make the games sometimes unbearable to play. This has been an ongoing problem ever since HD televisions started showing up on shelves, and became a bigger issue when the technology became standard. While certain new products like the Retron 5, offer HD connections via HDMI, perfectionists still prefer to use original hardware. To help combine the old with the new, a company called HD Retrovision is planning a new Kickstarter project to start this weekend, in which component cables will be made for the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo.
In the summer of 2013, RGN had reported on an upcoming flashdrive for the original Sony PlayStation called the “PSIO“. This new invention allows you to fill up an SD memory card with your favorite PlayStation ISO images, and then play those images on actual hardware. These types of devices have been taking the retro video game community by storm with similar devices made for a multitude of classic platforms. While there was another update offered by the developers a few months after our first report, we haven’t had any updates on the device since October of last year, this evening we report on new developments on the cartridge known as “PSIO” (pronounced “sigh-oh”), and for the first time, report on a possible release date.
As Halloween quickly approaches, it is an indicator that fall has officially come into full swing. With the cooler weather rapidly coming in some areas, before you know it, we will have Thanksgiving dinners and holiday celebrations just around the corner. In what has become somewhat of a tradition in the 8-bit homebrew community, the latest edition of “8-Bit Xmas” is currently available, bringing holiday cheer once again. What’s different and unique for this year? Other than offering a six player game, ROB also gets in on all of the fun!
Last January we had told everyone about the announcement of two releases of previously unavailable games for the Intellivision, with one game for kids and one game for adults. These two games, in which both take advantage of the Intellivoice module, literally went from one extreme to the other. Back then, we only knew about a pre-order process as a way of letting the publishers know how much interest would have been in such games. Recently, it was announced that both of the games are now available for purchase via Intellivision Revolution, courtesy of IntelligentVision!